A Barn Full of Third Graders
By Elizabeth Callegari
In the last few weeks of school, the third graders have been diligently preparing for fourth grade. They also have worked on book reviews, projects, prepared for Lent and Easter by reflecting on each of their prayer plans, and more.
In language class, the students finished reading Charlotte’s Web. They made holographic pictures of scenes from the book, have done a Barn Full of Projects, and made models of the barn from the book.
Third graders also went on a field trip to The Museum of Natural Science where they went to see gems and minerals, the Mars exhibit, the planetarium, and topped it all off with a picnic at the museum.
To prepare more for next year, the students have been practicing their long division. They played Left Overs, a remainder game, and practiced all throughout their time in math.
With all the knowledge that they need, the third graders are ready to go to fourth grade next year!
Fourth graders dress as historical figures for a class project.
Blast from the Past
By Hugo Gonzalez
Editor in Chief of Video Production
Although it is the end of the year, the fourth graders haven’t stopped working. During this quarter, the fourth graders experimented with hermit crabs. After doing a few experiments and observing them, they got to take them home as pets! In religion, the students worked on a service project in which they made bags with food to give to the homeless. Besides this, they learned about the Holy Spirit and Pentecost. In math, the students have still been learning many things. They are learning fractions and how to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators. In science, they studied ecosystems and all their functions and parts. In reading, the students have been reading like crazy. They have recently completed The Boy in the Alamo and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. They also learned about different types of poetry.
Along with this, Ms. Condara and Mrs. Riley collaborated on the Historic Figure project. Mrs. Riley has been teaching them research and citing as well as helping them write their reports. In Mrs. Condara’s class the fourth graders came in one day dressed up as their historic figure and presented their reports to the class. It was as if they time traveled from the past. Also, in social studies, the students made an illustrated timeline about the Six Flags Over Texas. “Before my students leave, I just want to tell them that I wish we had a lot more time together, and don’t forget what you’ve learned during the summer,” said Ms. Condara. Well fourth grade, it looks like you’re ready for fifth grade!
Fifth graders check out a real heart at The Health and Science Museum.
Egg-citing Fifth Grade
By Olivia Ferrer
The fifth graders are so excited to be in sixth grade next year, but first they have to finish up fifth grade and get prepared. The teachers have been stressing the importance of being organized, responsible, and using their study skills for middle school next year. The students were also beginning to get used to homework on weekends, time management, and shorter classes.
In Miss Vallot’s class, they finished reading Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, and they watched the movie. The students also completed writing their persuasive papers. For the end of the year, Miss Vallot was so excited to have her students write an end-of-the-year paper. The students would put their names on top of their paper, and pass the paper around the class. Each student had to write something positive about that person. Miss Vallot wanted to do this so when the students are adults, they can look back at fifth grade and remember all the people in their class.
Mrs. Kim had the students choose a project on either a state, the Civil War, or one of the Civil War battles for social studies. For religion, the students studied the seven Sacraments.
In math, Mrs. Philips reviewed for their end of the year test after studying graphing, data, mean, median, mode, range, and long division. In science, the students completed the osmosis egg-speriment. Mrs. Philips also taught the students the scientific method to prepare for next year’s Science Fair. The students also visited The Health and Science Museum and learned about the body systems. They returned to school to look through microscopes and study cells.
Good luck fifth graders in middle school! The fifth grade teachers are going to miss all the memories they had with you, especially Camp Kappe!